Zappagram #24

The Boss has a birthday coming up and (rumor has it) a new album on the way, Pink Floyd's Animals remix is finally out, and Morrissey is planning a North American tour for fall...

Zappagram #24

Hey friends,

There is no shortage of music news this week. A lot of great music was just released and a lot more was announced for release later this year.

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―Jane Austen


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The latest happenings in the world of music


Weyes Blood Announces New Album
Natalie Mering’s avant-rock project returns with a new album And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow on November 18th via Sub Pop. Along with the new album announcement, Mering also unveiled a batch of upcoming 2023 tour dates. [via Consequence]

Foo Fighters Announce New “Essential” Album
Foo Fighters have announced a new greatest hits collection. The physical-only release, called The Essential Foo Fighters, is out October 28 via Legacy Recordings. [via Pitchfork]

Elton John to Livestream Final US show on Farewell Tour on Disney+
Disney+ has announced plans to livestream his last ever ever ever ever ever ever live show in the USA on Nov 20. [via CMU]

My Morning Jacket Announce Live Triple Album ‘MMJ LIVE VOL. 2: CHICAGO 2021’
The band announced the second release in their ongoing live album vinyl series: MMJ LIVE VOL. 2: CHICAGO 2021 arriving October 21st. [via Consequence]

Lorde Teases Next Album: “You’ll know sometime soon…”
It comes after the singer recently said she was “getting nearer” to writing nothing but “bangers” again. [via NME]

Tom Morello on the Frontlines With Alabama Coal Miners: ‘Anywhere You Strike, I’m Coming’
Longtime advocate of workers' rights on why he's lending his support to the United Mine Workers of America. [via RollingStone]

Father John Misty Shares New ‘Live at Electric Lady’ EP
The Spotify session includes a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever).” [via Pitchfork]

Morrissey Plans Fall North American Tour
Morrissey‘s new album Bonfire of Teenagers remains unreleased, but the former Smiths frontman is pressing on with a fall North American tour, kicking off Nov. 11 in Ontario, Calif. The 13-date trek will wrap Dec. 4 in Boston. [via Spin]

Ozzy Osbourne Wants to Tour Again Despite Health Scares: ‘It’s Where I Belong’
"The relationship I have with my audience is the biggest love affair of my life," he said. [via Billboard]

There is a New Bruce Springsteen Album On the Way, According to Rumors
In a new interview with Billboard magazine, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner says he’s listening to the “stunning” new LP from The Boss, which is set to drop later this fall. Hmm… [via AmericanSongwriter]



Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Nebraska’ 40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
The haunted, solo outlier in The Boss' discography celebrates its big birthday at the end of the month. [via NME]

Hear Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ ‘Pearly’ From Score for Marilyn Monroe Film
"The darkest of films with a gorgeous spiritual score," the Bad Seeds duo said of their latest collaboration. [via RollingStone]

Ozzy Osbourne Debuts Three-Part Video on the Making of His New LP ‘Patient Number 9’
The first installment of the behind-the-scenes series is out now and fans can watch the video via Ozzy’s YouTube channel. [via YouTube]

Why Talking to Strangers is Good For You, Them, and All of Us
In childhood, we’re told: “Don’t talk to strangers.”  But this is short-sighted advice because after we finish high school and move out into the world, everyone we encounter is a stranger. And we’re a social species, which means we need each other. [via]

Ben Gibbard Talks Death Cab for Cutie at 25 Years and Today’s ‘Unfair and Unethical’ Streaming Economy
Twenty-five years after Death Cab for Cutie began as a solo project for frontman Ben Gibbard, the indie band is thriving. As the quintet celebrates its silver anniversary, they’re showing no signs of following anyone into the dark. [via Billboard]

Modest Mouse Are Selling Their Old Gear on Reverb
Good news for people who like Modest Mouse news: The indie rock band are selling their used instruments on their Reverb store. Come September 21st, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on some gear used during sessions for career-defining albums. [via Consequence]


Listen to these recently dropped albums


Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall [listen]

Death Cab For Cutie: Roman Candles [listen]

Gogol Bordello: SOLIDARITINE [listen]

Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years To Honor [listen]

Lou Reed: I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos [listen]

Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 [listen]

The London Suede: Autofiction [listen]

Marcus Mumford: (self-titled) [listen]

The Mars Volta: The Mars Volta [listen]

The Murlocs: Rapscallion [listen]

Pink Floyd: Animals 2018 Remix [listen]

Ringo Starr: EP3 [listen]


These albums are coming soon



ABBA: ABBA Gold (Reissue) • Alice In Chains: Dirt (30th Anniversary Edition) • Beth Orton: Weather AliveBilly Idol: The Cage EP • Daniel Lanois: Player, PianoJoni Mitchell: The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975) Boxed Set • Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré: AliMagdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Deluxe) • Nils Frahm: Music For Animals


Björk: Fossora • Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (2022 Mix) • Dropkick Murphys: This Machine Still Kills FascistsHerb Alpert: Sunny Side Of The StreetHigh Vis: Blending • Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert • Lambchop: The BibleOffice Culture: Big Time Things • Pixies: Doggerel • Roger Taylor: The Outsider Tour Live • Snarky Puppy: Empire Central • The War on Drugs: I Don’t Live Here Anymore [Deluxe Box Set] • Titus Andronicus: The Will to Live • Tycho: Back To Mine • Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down


Broken Bells: Into The BlueBush: The Art Of SurvivalCourtney Marie Andrews: LooseThe Cult: Under The Midnight SunThe Cure: Wish (30th Anniversary Edition) • Dayglow: People In Motion •  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and LavaLindsey Stirling: Snow WaltzMark Knopfler: The Studio Albums 2009-2018 • Tom Waits: Alice (Vinyl Reissue) • Tom Waits: Blood Money (Vinyl Reissue) • Will Sheff (of Okkervil River): Nothing Special


Brian Eno: FOREVERANDEVERNOMOREDavid Bowie: Heroes (Vinyl Reissue) • David Bowie: Live in Berlin (1978) (Reissue) • Frank Zappa: Zappa ’75: Zagreb/LjubljanaPaul Weller: Modern Classics (Vinyl Reissue) • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Return of the Dream Canteen •  Todd Rundgren: Space ForceThe 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign LanguageThe Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Deluxe Edition) • Various Artists: Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen


See it to believe it


Bon Iver live from Radio City Music Hall (2020)
An incredible live performance from Justin Vernon and band. This whole show is definitely a mood. [via YouTube]


Musical happenings of historical significance



Birthdays: Brian Epstein (1934) • Bill Medley (1940) • Cass Elliott (1943) • Daniel Lanois (1951) • Jarvis Cocker (1963) • singer, songwriter 26-year-old Gram Parsons formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. (1973) • The No Nukes concert was held at New York's Madison Square Garden. (1979)


Birthdays: Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden (1968) • Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown. (1972)


Birthdays: Leonard Cohen (1934) • Don Felder (1947) • Liam Gallagher (1972) • Meatloaf released Bat Out Of Hell. (1977)


Birthdays: David Coverdale (1951) • Nick Cave (1957) • Joan Jett (1958) • The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. (1985)


Birthdays: Ray Charles (1930) • Bruce Springsteen (1949) • Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist, died age 78. (2019)


Birthdays: Linda McCartney (1942) • Nirvana's album Nevermind was released in the U.S. (1991)


Birthdays: Shel Silverstein (1930) • John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. (1980) • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed their final show at the Hollywood Bowl. Petty died of an accidental drug overdose a week later. (2017)

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